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  • General

    All children at Glenealy are allocated to a House upon admission which they remain in for the duration of their time at the school. Children are assigned to the same House as their older siblings. Staff members are also allocated to a House. Our House system supports the values we have for our children and community in the following ways:

     to encourage a sense of belonging and a collective spirit

     to provide opportunities for to participate in a positive competitive environment

     to strengthen pastoral care – especially vertically (Y1-6)

     to provide opportunities for students to develop social and leadership skills

     to develop school pride, involvement and participation

     to represent a family within the whole school community

     to create an opportunity for cooperation and competition

    Our four houses are; 

    During the 2021 -2022 school year we had some fabulous House events and competitions. These included; the Design a House Logo competition, the House Colours Photography Challenge, the Glenelay Spelling Bee and the House Colours Community Challenge. 

    • Topic 2

      Design a Lai See Packet

      A Lai See packet has a small offering placed inside it and is given out during Chinese New Year. 

      We would like you to design a Lai See packet for the Glenealy community. 

      We will give you a piece of A4 art paper in a protective plastic pocket.  

      Your design needs to include the Chinese message written in Chinese characters. 

      It must be A LINE drawing done with a black marker

      We will then organise for the winning designs to be printed in gold like this example

      Bring your designs into school and deliver them to 4R to Mrs. Rutkowski by the

      5th of December

      Make sure your design is placed back in the plastic sleeve and is not squashed in your school bag!

      ****REMEMBER to add your name, class and house at the bottom of the page. Keep your name, class and house away from your design as we will need to take a clear photo of your design

      The winning Lai See designs will win points for their house.

      There will also be points for the houses that submit the most entries.   

      *Only 1 entry per child

      • Topic 3

        Year 5 & 6 Athletics Meet

        What a fabulous day the Year 5 and 6 Students had at their Athletics Meet at Causeway Bay Sports Ground on Friday 18th November.

        Their enthusiasm, skills and support of one another was fabulous to see.

        Each of the students tried their best to attain points for their individual total and for the combined House total. 

        The final scores were; 

        4th place - Caine - 3106 points

        3rd place - Robinson - 3579 Points

        2nd place - Kennedy - 3830 Points

        1st place - Bowen- 4179 Points

        Special Congratulations to the Winning Athletes

        • Topic 4

          Box of Hope

          A huge THANK YOU to everyone who brought a box for our Box of Hope collection.

          We collected over 200 boxes.

          The final scores were; 

          4th place - Robinson - 42 Boxes

          3rd place - Bowen - 52 Boxes

          2nd place - Bowen - 59 Boxes

          1st place - Kennedy - 61 Boxes 


          Our next House event is Box of Hope.

          Box of Hope is a charity that helps underprivileged children in Hong Kong and all over Asia.

          All you have to do to put a smile on a child’s face is  fill a shoe box with NEW and INTERESTING items!

          Some of these children have never ever received a gift - let’s change that!

          Box of Hope has collected 272,300 boxes across Asia since 2008! With your help, maybe this year Box of Hope will collect it’s 300,000th box!. 

          We would like you to pack a shoebox and bring it to the collection point on the lower playground between 1st - 5th November.

          When packing your box please remember ...............

          All items must be NEW

          NO CLOTHING, NO LIQUIDS or NO FOOD items

          Nothing that requires batteries as batteries cannot be posted

          Wrap the lid & shoebox separately. DO NOT seal.

          Remember to wrap your gift box in your house colour. 

          Please include a toothbrush, some toothpaste and a bar of soap that is in a container to stop it spoiling other items that you have packed.

          If you include pencils do not forget to also include a pencil sharpener


          • Topic 5

            • Topic 6


              Congratulations to everyone for donating so many items of clothing to our Redress collection.

                    We filled the four boxes and added 8 extra bags of clothes.


              The final scores were; 

              4th place - Robinson - 330 items of clothes

              3rd place - Caine - 380 items of clothes

              2nd place - Kennnedy - 392 items of clothes

              1st place - Bowen - 498 items of clothes


              We are excited to announce that our first house event of the school year will take place in October; Redress!

              We will have a clothing drive to collect unwanted clothing between 5th - 14th  of October.

              Drop off your unwanted men’s, women’s and children’s clothes into the House Coloured Redress Donation boxes at Glenealy School Lower Playground. No plastic or paper bags - just the clothes. Please note that shoes, school and work uniforms and home textiles e.g. towels, blankets etc. are not accepted. A house point will be awarded for each item of clothing that is in each of the Redress boxes.

              As well as the clothes donations we will have a Get Redressed, Non-Uniform Day on Friday 14th October. On this day Students should wear something that was not purchased from new. For example: 

              Clothes purchased secondhand

              Clothes that have been fixed e.g. patch, altered, new buttons 

              Clothes that have been borrowed or swapped with a friend/family member

              The oldest item in their wardrobe


              Homemade or upcycled clothes

              Items made from recycled yarns/plastic

              So start clearing out your wardrobes and support your house and the environment this October